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Bruce A. Golmic, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education (Education)
Coordinator, Principal Certification Program (Education)
412-397-5464 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 425

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • Master of Education, Special Education Supervision, Slippery Rock State College, 1976
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education / Special Education, Slippery Rock State College, 1974

Professional Background

  • PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS - Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility; Elementary Principal; Supervisor of Special Education; Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction; Instructional II Elementary K-6 / Mentally Retarded; Intermediate Unit Program Specialist
  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Robert Morris University, 2005-present; Chatham College, 2000-2004; Slippery Rock University, 2000-2002; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1989-1990; Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (Special Education), 1976-1983.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE - Director of Special Education and Professional Development, Elementary School Principal, Pine-Richland School District, 1990-2007; K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Elementary School Principal, Slippery Rock Area School District, 1983-1990; Associate Director of Curriculum Services, Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, 1976-1983.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Research interests are in special education and center on preparing pre-service teachers to create inclusive classrooms, differentiate instruction and apply the principles of universal design for learning.
  • The focus of current research is to determine the effects of an INCLUDED Experience on the attitudes, sentiments and concerns of pre-service teachers toward students with exceptional learning needs after student teaching in elementary and secondary education classrooms. The INCLUDED Experience is an eight step performance-based reflective child study of a pre-service teacher's attitude, concerns, knowledge, and skills during their inclusion in the classroom. Results from recent studies provide evidence that after completing an INCLUDED Experience, pre-service teachers had positive attitudes and decreased concerns toward inclusion. The overall findings suggest that the INCLUDED Experience shows promise as a model that pre-service teachers should follow to support, teach and engage students with exceptional learning needs in general education classrooms.


  • Golmic, B., & Hansen, M. (2012). Attitudes, sentiments, and concerns of pre-service teachers after their INCLUDED experience. International Journal of Special Education, 27(1), 27-36.
  • Golmic, B. (2011). Reflections of a pre-service business education teacher after including a student with a learning disability in a computer applications course. National Teacher Education Journal, 4(1), 61-70.


  • 2012 - The INCLUDED Experience. Professional Topics Seminars, Robert Morris University.
  • 2011 - IEPs for Pre-Service Teachers, PA Council for Exceptional Children, 52nd Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA.
  • 2011 - My INCLUDED Experience: a Pre-service Teacher's Reflections on Inclusion in a Secondary Education Classroom, Return to Campus Seminars, Robert Morris University.
  • 2011 - Mock Interviews, Tips for Success, Professional Topics Seminars, Robert Morris University.
  • 2009 - INCLUDED: a Pre-Service Teacher's Story of Inclusion. Robert Morris University.
  • 2009 - Six Keys to a Differentiated Project, Business Education Conference, Robert Morris University.
  • 2008 - Energizing Attitudes and Actions in Special Education, Education Conference, Robert Morris University.
  • 2007 - Differentiating Your CIA (Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment), AIU County-wide Professional Development Day: Building on Student Success, Robert Morris University.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Bruce

Spring 2015
  • LEAD6030-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM WMGolmic3 (01/12-03/06/15)21 Seats
  • SPED0605-A
  • -APPTMGolmic5 (03/09-05/02/15)23 Seats
  • SPED0608-A
  • -APPTMGolmic3 (01/12-03/06/15)22 Seats
  • SPED6080-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM TMGolmic3 (01/12-03/06/15)22 Seats
  • SPED6085-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM TMGolmic5 (03/09-05/02/15)22 Seats


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